Introduction to Teaching

 

Key Points:

  • Sure, you can teach on-the-fly without any training, but few people do this well.
  • Research exists to guide you in your journey to becoming the most effective teacher possible.
  • Attributes of great teachers:
    • Willing to invest time 
    • Care about the students
    • Have a culture of respect in the classrom
    • Strive for excellence
    • Have positive relationships with other teachers
    • Master their subject
    • Constantly strive to learn more about their subject
    • Classroom persona is consistent, interesting and interested
    • Utilizes varying instructional methods (interactive lectures, problem-based learning, small group experiences, etc.)

 

Objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with the basics of teaching theory
  • Become an expert in the topic you teach

 

Recommended Resources: 

Brief Review

Watch

Big Bang Teaching. 1 minute.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSFMT3QqctA&index=6&list=PL8a8WwQojWSfjdBzjOFKgX6dHVG-18ptZ

How do you make a teacher great? Bill Gates. 6 minutes each.
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnfzZEREfQs&index=7&list=PL8a8WwQojWSfjdBzjOFKgX6dHVG-18ptZ
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCSdIRNZmHw&list=PL8a8WwQojWSfjdBzjOFKgX6dHVG-18ptZ&index=8

Turning medical education inside out and up-side down. Lawrence Sherman. TEDx Talks. 16 minutes.
http://youtu.be/YpSd5u_di9w

What adults can learn from kids. Andora Svitak. TED Talks. 10 minutes.
http://youtu.be/V-bjOJzB7LY

Read

Ralhan S, Bhogal P, Bhatnagar G, Young J, Green M. Effective teaching skills—how to become a better medical educator. BMJ Careers.
http://careers.bmj.com/careers/advice/view-article.html?id=20006562

Markert RJ. What makes a good teacher? Lessons from teaching medical students. Acad Med. 2001 Aug;76(8):809-10. PubMed PMID: 11500281.
http://www.ucfa.ca/pdf/What-makes-a-good-teacher-lessons-from-medical-students.pdf

Gunderman RB. Ingredients of successful medical student teaching. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2004 May;182(5):1115-7. PubMed PMID: 15100104.
http://www.ajronline.org/doi/full/10.2214/ajr.182.5.1821115

Best J. Teaching medical students - tips from the frontline. Aust Fam Physician. 2012 Jan-Feb;41(1-2):22-4. PubMed PMID: 22276279.
http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/201201/45594

Cayley WE Jr. Effective clinical education: strategies for teaching medical students and residents in the office. WMJ. 2011 Aug;110(4):178-81; quiz 203. PubMed PMID: 22413628.
https://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org/_WMS/publications/wmj/pdf/110/4/178.pdf

Do

International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) Annual Meeting. Typically held in June of each year. $ Fee required
http://www.iamse.org/annual-conference/

 

In-Depth Review

Watch/Listen

Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach it to Everyone). Elizabeth Green. 61 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPdoBLQSnSA

On Becoming a Better Teacher: Practical Approaches, New Ideas. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. iTunes U. 3 podcasts.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/on-becoming-better-teacher/id429504516?i=92596344&mt=2

Read

An Introduction to Medical Teaching edited by William B. Jeffries and Kathryn Huggett. 2010. 206 pages. $109
http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Medical-Teaching-William-Jeffries/dp/9048136407

Best Practices in Medical Teaching (Cambridge Medicine) by Stephen M. Stahl and Richard L. Davis. 2011. 192 pages. $52
http://www.amazon.com/Practices-Medical-Teaching-Cambridge-Medicine/dp/0521151767

Chan TM, Thoma B, Lin M (Eds). (2014). Medical Education in Cases: Volume 1 (1st Edition). Digital File. San Francisco, CA; Academic Life in Emergency Medicine. ISBN: 978-0-9907948-0-6. Free.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/medical-education-in-cases/id929609481?mt=13

Teaching Medicine Series - 6 Book Boxed Set. American College of Physicians. $139.95
https://store.acponline.org/ebizatpro/Default.aspx?TabId=203&ProductId=17376

Medical Student Faculty Teaching Responsibilities and Policies. Ohio State University College of Medicine.
http://medicine.osu.edu/education/documents/teachingfacultyhandbook081412.pdf

Medical Teacher. An international journal of education in the health sciences.
http://informahealthcare.com/toc/mte/current

 Do 

Foundations of Teaching for Learning. Commonwealth Education Trust. Free access if you do not want a specialization certificate. https://www.coursera.org/specialization/foundationsteaching/4/overview

Principles of Medical Education: Maximizing your Teaching Skills. Harvard Medical School.
http://www.bidmc.org/Medical-Education/Carl-J,-d-,-Shapiro-Institute-for-Education-and-Research/CME.aspx